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City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on January 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Scheidel, Zubrod, Throndson and King.

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake, Eric Fibikar, Stephanie Gillen, Cathy Humpal, Janis Slater, Keith, Cathy, Kylie and Torie Rosonke

Moved by Izer, seconded by Throndson to approve the Agenda.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $18,642.73
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax December $1,362.06
Treasurer State of Iowa IA Withholding $992.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,587.08
IPERS December $1,439.34
Salaries Salaries $11,573.06
Jendro Sanitation  garbage December $2,150.04
New Hampton Tribune $159.96
Windstream December $101.05
Black Hills Energy natural gas $168.31
United Parcel Service shipping $69.04
Aramark rental $76.00
Napa of New Hampton pickup $105.96
Schueth Ace misc $96.85
Test America water & wastewater testing $148.70
CASH misc $201.48
Data Technologies license and support fee $0.00
Paul Niemann Construction sewer $1,247.87
Olsgard Auto Sales, LLC Street- snow removal $342.54
Wellmark Jay Uhlenhake Insurance $2,333.55
Bodensteiner Implement Company $34.52
Lawler Fire Department Allocation $2,756.13
Lawler Fire Department Truck Allocation $5,900.00
Hole in the Wall Sue’s reception $47.48
Teeter Speciality Co supplies $68.12
HAWKINS $233.31
Drillings All Season’s Sports $27.84
United States Postal Service Stamps $149.00
Total $52,014.02
Library Bills
IPERS DECEMBER $192.92
Cathy Humpal wages $1,296.48
Cathy Humpal Insurance reimbursement $750.00
Treasurer State of Iowa IA withholding $40.00
INGRAM books
The Family Handyman subscription
The Courier subscription
Midwest Tape dvd’s
Windstream November
Redbook subscription
Pentworthy supplies
Lawler Library Petty Cash postage and supplies
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding
Cathy Humpal Mileage
Library Total $2,279.40

 

Janis Slater with Dennis Donovan, CPA, PC.  Discussed the “Agreed upon Procedures” she recently performed for the City of Lawler.  She reviewed the recommendations they have made to assist with City of Lawler internal control procedures.

New Municipality Accounting Software was discussed.  Suzette had quotes from two companies.   Janis Slater recommended Summit Software.  She also agreed to help with getting the new software implemented for the city.  She would be paid hourly and will draw a contract to sign for her professional help.

It was moved by King to purchase Summit Software without License of accounts payable, Bank Rec, General Ledger and Payroll for Library as Company 2 for $6,150 – allowing for Extra software not to exceed $11,000 to implement software and training.

Izer seconded it.  All Ayes.

Izer left meeting at 7:45pm.

Eric Fibikar was here to discuss purchase of Tanker from Lawler Fire Department.   It was agreed with Eric Fibikar and the council that the payment would be on the City’s budget starting in July of 2017.

Zubrod made motion to purchase tanker for $4500 if Fire Department Trustee agreed. Throndson seconded.  All Ayes.

Mark spoke with Mike Leonard regarding liability of children playing on the snow pile on his property and was questioning if he was released of any liability.  Mark spoke with City Attorney and he said to put up signs “Play at your own risk”

Move by King to have city attorney write up agreement regarding liability.  Jay will put up signs. Zubrod seconded.  All Ayes.

Scheidel made motion to amend the budget for accounting software with a Public Hearing February 6, 2017 at 7:15pm. Throndson seconded.

Discussion of Budget for FYJuly17-June18.  Upcoming projects to include in budget include painting water tower, lagoon.  Jay will find bids for new lawn mower and estimates for new truck.

Will discuss need for part time help.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Appointments January 2017

Mayor pro-tem                                    Dale King

Bank                                                    Bank Iowa

City Attorney                                      Richard Zahasky

City Clerk                                           Suzette Byrne

Toxic Cleanup                                     Jeremy Scheidel

Street Committee                                Jeremy Scheidel, John Izer, Jay Uhlenhake

Utilities Committee                             Deb Zubrod, Dale King, Jay Uhlenhake

Fire Dept. Rep.                                   John Izer & Dale King

Tree Committee                                  Dale King, Deb Throndson, Jay Uhlenhake

Health Officer                                     Dr. Lukas Brinkman

Ambulance Service Rep.                     Mark Mueterthies

Street Superintendent                         Jay Uhlenhake

Water Superintendent                         Jay Uhlenhake

Landfill Committee Rep.                    Jay Uhlenhake

Board of Adjustment                          5 year term

Leslie Raymond                                  2016

Jeremy Scheidel                                  2017

Deb Zubrod                                        2018

Roger Dreckman                                 2019

Frank Wilson                                       2020

Park Board                                          5 year term

Deb Njus                                             2016

Dale King                                            2017

Jeremy Scheidel                                  2020

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 PM.  All Ayes.

Next Counsel Meeting is February 6, 2017 at 7:00pm

______________________________

Suzette Byrne, City Clerk

City Council Agendas/Minutes

City of Lawler

414 E. Grove St.

PO Box 215

Lawler, IA  52154

563-238-3614


AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 3, 2016

 7:00 PM, CITY HALL

  1. ROLL CALL.
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH ANY ADDITIONS.
  1. APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.
  1. MAYORS COMMENTS.
  1. BUSINESS:
  1. Janis Slater and Dennis Donovan – Audit Review
  1. Review Budget FY 2017-2018
  1. Discuss John Casey Addition from County
  1. Discuss New Municipality Accounting Software
  1. Mike Leonard property – city snow pile
  1. Eric Fibikar – Purchase of tanker
  1. Appointments for 2016
  1. ADJOURNMENT.

City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on December 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Scheidel, Zubrod, and King.  Absent:  Throndson

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake and Nick Njus

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the Agenda with the addition of auditor discussion.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

 

     
Hawkeye REC Service $17,010.71
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax November $949.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $2,225.92
IPERS November $1,782.92
Salaries Salaries $8,502.66
Jendro Sanitation  garbage November $2,137.30
Post Office Postage $121.00
Windstream November $91.09
Black Hills Energy natural gas $116.03
United Parcel Service shipping $21.29
ARAWARK rental $97.52
Intuit Payroll subscription $565.00
Hawkins, Inc. water supplies $218.31
Test America water & wastewater testing $98.70
Richard Zahasky legal fees $400.00
Data Technologies license and support fee $1,204.51
Pollard pest control $54.50
Quill office Supplies $150.57
Roger Dreckman Construction street repairs $1,680.00
Blazek Corporation culverts $25,073.00
Iowa One Call locates $18.90
Iowa Rural Water annual dues $225.00
Dennis Donovan Annual Exam $2,250.00
Blazek Corporation lagoon repairs $1,275.00
Iowa Finance Authority Interest on water loan $3,030.05
Iowa Finance Authority Interest on sewer loan $9,750.00
Suzette Byrne mileage $49.60
Mark Mueterthies mileage $104.80
Mark Mueterthies salaries $1,200.00
John Izer 16 meetings $400.00
Dale King 16 meetings $400.00
Jeremy Scheidel 13 meetings $325.00
Deb Throndson 16 meetings $400.00
Deb Zubrod 15 meetings $375.00
Len Cutsforth thatching parks $125.00
Stanton Electric parks $392.82
Windstream phone $91.09
Mic’s Plumbing & Heating furnace repair $581.98
Jay Uhlenhake repairs $925.92
MARC   $633.56
     
     
Total   $85,053.75
     
Library Bills    
     
IPERS November $185.87
Cathy Humpal wages $1,249.12
Cathy Humpal Insurance reimbursement $750.00
INGRAM books $174.63
People Magazin subscription $116.07
Arthritis Today subscription $24.95
Midwest Tape dvd’s $51.13
Windstream October $87.21
Woman’s Day subscription $8.56
Riley’s Inc office supplies $75.00
Lawler Library Petty Cash postage and supplies $119.81
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding $112.00
Cathy Humpal Mileage $14.40
     
Library Total   $2,968.75
     

 

Suzette Byrne was sworn in as Lawler City Clerk by Mayor Mark Mueterthies

Library Budget was discussed.

Suzette Byrne will call the county to inquire about city representation from the county regarding the Turkey River Watershed meeting since the county has represented the city in the past.

A thank you and gift certificates will be sent to Frank Wilson for his time volunteering to mow city property.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 PM.  All Ayes.

______________________________

Suzette Byrne, City Clerk

City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on November 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Throndson, Zubrod, and King.  Absent:  Scheidel

Others present: Frank Wilson, Jay Uhlenhake, Cathy Humpal, Stephanie Gillen, Duane and Pat Pitz,  Deb Speltz, Bonnie Kuehner

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda with the addition of Chickasaw Coalition Meeting discussion.  All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Throndson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $17,771.36
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax  October $835.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,886.60
IPERS October $1,261.02
Salaries Salaries $8,474.66
Jendro Sanitation  garbage October $2,137.18
Post Office Postage $209.00
Windstream October $95.26
Black Hills Energy natural gas $100.31
United Parcel Service shipping $42.52
ARAWARK rental $119.04
Paul Niemann Const. rock – lagoon road & erosion control $1,253.01
Hawkins, Inc. water supplies $685.51
Test America water & wastewater testing $225.30
Stanton Electric electric work & lift station generator $3,953.95
Uline shop supplies $171.40
New Hampton Newspaper proceedings $238.45
Quill office Supplies $224.96
APC Play playground equipment $442.49
Lawler Public Library allotment $6,300.00
Iowa League of Cities workshop $40.00
NAPA shop supplies $42.99
Five Star Coop fuel & supplies-Sept. $233.20
Blazek Corporation tiling at park $2,901.64
Tayler Rademaker refund $29.13
Anessa Phillips refund $33.57
Iowa Water Environmental class fee $30.00
CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies $851.10
Five Star Coop fuel $161.91
Total $51,212.56
Library Bills
IPERS October $191.16
Cathy Humpal wages $1,284.64
Cathy Humpal mileage $18.80
INGRAM books $37.07
New Hampton Newspaper subscription $46.00
Readers Digest subscription $19.98
Midwest Tape dvd’s $48.27
Windstream September $87.34
Oprah Magazine subscription $37.42
Jane Lynch part-time wages $32.00
United States Treasury FICA $920.99
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding $112.00
Library Total $2,835.67
October Receipts
General $1,293.88
Road Use Tax $3,694.80
Sale of Property $900.00
Local Option Tax $3,280.60
Charges for Services $47,696.58
Property Tax $28,196.73
Total $85,062.59

Deb Speltz presented a plan for a trail on pond property.  Requested the council acquire the property from the Iowa DOT.  The transfer of the property would be of no cost to the city.   Moved by Izer, seconded by Throndson to proceed with pond property transfer for trail development.  All Ayes.  Deb Speltz will contact the DOT for pond transfer.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to open public hearing on the proposed intention to vacate city right of way.  Duane and Pat Pitz opposed the vacating of portions of Center and Konzen streets.  Cutting trees and cleaning out the ditch on the city right of way was discussed with Duane Pitz.

It was moved by King seconded by Izer to close public hearing on the proposed intention to vacate city right of way.  All Ayes.

The council decided the proposed ordinance to vacate streets will not be passed.

The council discussed snow removal.  The snow from the business district will be put on Mike Leonard property this year.  The city will clean up the property in the spring.  Council will revisit issue in the spring.

Mayor Mark Mueterthies agreed to meet with Chickasaw County Coalition Nov. 9, 2016 at 6:00p.m.

Sue Cutsforth discussed with the council her vacation hours.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve her vacation hours through March 30th as presented. All Ayes.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 PM.  All Ayes.
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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

City Council Agendas/Minutes

Click on the following link to view ‘The Lawler Link,’ quarterly newsletter from the city:

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The Lawler Park Project committee, after a year or more of fundraising, were able to see the fruition of their work on Sunday, October 2, 2016, as a dozen volunteers showed up to put on the final touches. A huge congratulations to this committee for have the vision and organizational skills to pull it all together.

The ‘park project’ is now complete . . . time to bring the kids, grand-kids, and great grand-kids to enjoy. Congratulations to the Park Project committee, Deb Zubrod, Deb Throndson, Kadi Reicks, Hallie Reicks, Carissa Pickar and Kristina Boos, who have worked diligently with fund raising to make this project successful. The committee used mailings, grant applications, bake sales, food stands during the Irish Fest, and several children’s activities. The committee was pleased with the generous contributions by local businesses and individuals.
 
Thanks to all the volunteers who have worked at this from the beginning. The crew that showed up yesterday included members of the Lions Club, the firemen, and local citizens and are listed next to the picture shown below. Volunteers not included in the pictures shown include Gene Blazek, Don Blazek Jr., and Joe Zubrod. A special recognition goes to Curt & Anita Franzen for their generosity in allowing use of the Starlite Ballroom for many of the fundraising activities.

kids-playingIt didn’t take long for the completed project to begin drawing in the kids!

 

 

volunteer-groupThese are the volunteers who showed up to complete the project. There were many, many more who labored hours and hours in getting the equipment together. The crew that showed up yesterday included members of the Lions Club, the firemen, and local citizens: Richard Huber, Roger Dreckman, Jeff Jirak, Chad, Mary & Gage Gruenberg, Cathy & Tori Rosonke, Laurie Leibold, Darin & Bryson Balk, Jay Uhlenhake, Mark Mueterthies, Frank Wilson, Jeremy Maklenburg, Greg Kout, Lucas Scheidel, Pat Costigan, and Deb & David Throndson.

laying-mulchMulch was obtained through a grant from the casino in Waterloo!

 

 

spreading-mulchIt was harder work than it appears in this picture, but well worth the effort.

 

 

completed-projectAnd now, IT’S ready!!! Come on out with the kids, grand-kids, and great grand-kids.

City News

City of Lawler
414 E. Grove St.
PO Box 215
Lawler, IA  52154
563-238-3614

AGENDA

       REGULAR MEETING

       OCTOBER 3, 2016 @ 7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 

  1. ROLL CALL.
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH ANY ADDITIONS.
  1. APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.
  1. MAYORS COMMENTS.
  1. BUSINESS:
  1. CULVERTS ON NORTH SIDE OF TOWN – GAIL STAMMEYER.
  1. PUBLIC HEARING – 7:15 PM – PROPOSED INTENTION TO CONVEY AND TRANSFER PROPERTY.
  1. VACATION OF STREET/ALLEY – RON MYERS.
  1. RESTROOM AT CROELL PARK.
  1. APPROVAL OF LETTER TO JOB APPLICANTS.
  1. DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS.
  1. ADJOURNMENT.

City Council Agendas/Minutes

City of Lawler

414 E. Grove St.

Lawler, IA  52154

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016                                                             7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 

 

  1. ROLL CALL.
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH ANY ADDITIONS.
  1. APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.
  1. MAYORS COMMENTS.
  1. BUSINESS:
  1. PUBLIC HEARING – 7:15 PM – PROPOSED INTENTION TO CONVEY AND TRANSFER PROPERTY.
  1. RESOLUTION – PROPOSING THE CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.
  1. SHIRLEY KUEHNER – PROPERTY SOUTH OF TOWN.
  1. CAROL HOPP – CHICKASAW CONNECTIONS.
  1. BILL GOSS – VACATION OF ALLEY.
  1. SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION – FREEDOM ROCK.
  1. LAWLER LIONS CLUB.
  1. RESOLUTION – ANNUAL STREET FINANCE REPORT.
  1. BUCKY’S – LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL.
  1. CD RENEWAL.
  1. BAT EXTERMINATION ESTIMATE.
  1. DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS.
  1. CITY CLERK APPLICATIONS.
  1. ADJOURNMENT.

 

 

City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on August 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel, Throndson & Zubrod.

Others present: Jaden Bruess, Shirl Stone, Diane Bruess, Jacob Bruess, Marshal Rosenbaum, PJ Rosenbaum, Cathy Humpal, Valley Stone Sr., Samantha Stone,  Ashley Ewing, Mike Wilcoxson, Eric Fibikar, Frank Wilson, Don Rosenbaum, Amie Rosenbaum, Roger Dreckman, Ron Myers, Teresa Kehl.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to approve the Agenda.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $22,654.64
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax  July $1,257.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,558.56
IPERS July $1,000.32
Salaries Salaries $6,722.66
Jendro Sanitation July garbage $2,165.76
Post Office Postage $81.00
Windstream July $94.15
Black Hills Energy natural gas $93.23
United Parcel Service shipping $106.73
Chris Lauer tree removal $825.00
ARAWARK rental $86.90
Fehr Graham services – water project $1,654.75
John Deere Credit tractor payment $10,068.00
Ashlynn Hubka deposit refund $75.00
Hawkins water supplies $685.82
Iowa One Call locates $14.40
Quill office supplies $71.99
NEICAC annual donation $329.25
Five Star Coop fuel & supplies $315.33
Five Star Coop LP gas – sewer $356.09
CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies $190.14
Simmering-Cory administrative fees – water project $2,000.00
Iowa Rural Water water class fee $140.00
Terry-Durin Company electric supplies $2,184.00
Iowa DNR wastewater permit fee $210.00
Stanton Electric repairs & change service $1,091.48
Bodensteiner Implement supplies $28.25
     
Total   $56,522.45
     
Library Bills    
     
IPERS July $184.11
Cathy Humpal wages $1,237.28
SHAPE Magazine subscription $9.99
Penworthy books $105.76
Windstream June $85.69
Iowa History Journal subscription $18.95
INGRAM books $86.98
MidAmerica Books books $135.60
Midwest Tape dvd’s $110.20
IPERS July $184.11
Jane Lynch 6 hrs. $48.00
     
Library Total   $2,206.67
     
July Receipts    
General   $871.76
Road Use Tax   $3,458.89
Property Tax   $758.14
Local Option Tax   $2,400.92
Library   $16,502.18
Charges for Services $52,604.78
Park Fundraiser   $58.90
Iowa Finance Authority $30,092.16
     
Total   $106,747.73

Ashley Ewing and Mike Wilcoxson were present to discuss the complaints about their dogs.  Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod that if there are any more complaints about the dogs at 205 S Depot Street some of the dogs will no longer be allowed at the residence.  All Ayes.

Several concerned citizens had complaints about the lack of adequate toilet facilities at the Lawler All-Niter.  The council decided that the Lawler All-Niter will not be allowed in the future without adequate toilet facilities.  Law enforcement for the All-Niter in the future will be looked into.  Law enforcement and toilet facilities for the tournament will be discussed with Jason Byrne the organizer of the tournament.

Ron Myers presented plans for water and sewer service lines to be installed.  Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve the plans from Ron Myers for water and sewer service lines with the approval of Jay Uhlenhake water and wastewater superintendent.  All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Scheidel to appoint Barb Bentley to the Library Board for a six year term.  All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Zubrod to get an estimate on bat extermination for the next meeting.  All Ayes.

The fire department will be selling the tanker truck after the new fire truck is delivered.  Moved by King, seconded by Izer to look into purchasing the tanker truck from the fire department after the new truck is delivered.  All Ayes.

Water rates were discussed with Paul Rosenbaum.

The possibility of the Lions Club putting the fire bell on the city owned lot on Grove Street or  selling the lot to Mary Gitch. was discussed.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to pass resolution #080116 to hold a public hearing on September 6, 2016 at 7:15 PM. for the consideration of selling a city-owned lot on Grove Street to Mary Gitch for $750.00.   All Ayes.

The installation of the new playground equipment was discussed.  Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the purchase of the supplies needed to install the playground equipment.  All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Throndson to allow the trail committee to remove the tree west of the tennis court at Highland Park.  All Ayes.

The engineering fees and the closing out of the well and water main project were discussed.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to renew $10,000 CD investment for six months.  All Ayes.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to approve the city clerk job description with one correction and to advertise in the New Hampton Newspapers and the Calmar Courier for the position.  All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Scheidel to adjourn the meeting at 9:09 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Council Agendas/Minutes